Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto
Director: Stuart Beattie
Running Time: 92 mins
I, Frankenstein is an American film about Frankenstein’s monster, and his battle for survival in the midst of an eternal war between gargoyles and demons.
Well, this film was absolutely appalling. It had a story that was completely incomprehensible to follow the entire way through, terrible dialogue, underwhelming performances of boring characters, and yet another example of a film that puts CGI way ahead of making an interesting and worthy plot.
Let’s start with the fact that the visual effects were pretty cool. Good? Let’s move on.
I felt that this film had such a tedious and incoherent story line, and while I was trying to watch it as attentively as possible, I couldn’t get anything whatsoever out of the story. After having watched this, I read the plot synopsis on Wikipedia, and it seemed like a completely different film, showing how poor the narrative of this film really was.
The main problem with the story was that there was too little going on in terms of plot development, but too much going on in front of your eyes, with ridiculous explosions and fighting shouting at your face so loudly that it becomes truly unpleasant to watch. Also, seeing as there’s constantly all this rubbish being chucked at you, it feels completely irrelevant to the rest of the so-called story, another serious problem that makes this even less entertaining.
Something that also really depressed me about this film were the appalling performances. Not only were they from top actors such as Bill Nighy and Aaron Eckhart, but the characters they had to work with meant their performances were just completely bland and uninteresting to watch.
Overall, I’ll give this a 2.0, because it had an absolutely awful and dull story line, which I couldn’t understand at all, along with loud and irritating action the whole way through.